Daily Archives: June 4, 2018

Amnesty: Fight for Raqqa Took Heavy Toll on Civilians

Amnesty International published a new report on the devastating toll suffered by civilians trapped in the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa during the four-month battle to liberate the city from the Islamic State (IS) terror …

UN Official: Governments Should Sanction Leaders of South Sudan Conflict

A senior U.N. official is calling on governments to target the leaders of South Sudan’s warring factions with painful financial measures and other actions to persuade them to change the behavior that has plunged their …

US Airstrike Kills 27 Terrorist Fighters in N. Somalia

A U.S. airstrike in northern Somalia Saturday killed 27 al-Shabab militants, the U.S. Africa Command said.

It posted a Twitter message Monday saying the strike near Bosaso, in semi-autonomous Puntland state, was carried out in …

France’s Macron Urges Donors to Quickly Finance Sahel Force

French President Emmanuel Macron called on international donors to quickly make financing available for the Sahel regional counterterror force.

In a news conference in Paris with visiting Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou, Macron said money “now …

Minister Susan Shabangu addresses House of Traditional Leaders on rumours to close all paypoints, 4 Jun

Minister of Social Development, Susan Shabangu to clarify House of Traditional Leaders on closure of Social Grants paypoints

There has been a campaign which seeks to destabilise social grants payments by spreading rumours that SASSA …